- 1A structure of hexagonal cells of wax, made by bees to store honey and eggs.More example sentences
- The surplus is stored away in the honeycomb to sustain the bees throughout the flowerless months of autumn and winter.
- Once the bee has made it home again, it barfs up the half-digested nectar and stores it in honeycombs.
- Other topics which Maclaurin wrote on were the annular eclipse of the sun in 1737 and the structure of bees' honeycombs.
- 2A structure of adjoining cavities or cells: a honeycomb of cavesMore example sentences
- The rock was pitted with a honeycomb of caves, each formerly the cell of a Byzantine monk.
- A spin-off company is expected to market the technology and to produce the structural honeycomb products.
- The foam has a honeycomb structure and is completely recyclable.
- 2.1A mass of cavities produced by corrosion or dissolution: [as modifier]: honeycomb weatheringMore example sentences
- They have eaten through the plaster itself to the point where it is no more than a rotting honeycomb, a huge housing system for an entire ecosystem of bugs.
- The lumps are a result of the interaction of the bacteria dissolving the bone, and the bone trying to repair itself, leaving a honeycomb effect.
- Sometimes the entire face of the stone can be lost leaving a honeycomb of cement mortar standing proud, forming a water trap and increasing the risk of frost damage.
- 2.2A raised hexagonal or cellular pattern on the face of a fabric.More example sentences
- One of the throw pillows had a honeycomb pattern that made me dizzy.
- The final winner was Eriskay fabric, a worsted material with an unusual honeycomb texture, designed by Catherine Murray from Bute Fabrics.
- The honeycomb texture is recessed rather than raised, and is available in a wide range of colours from rich vibrant reds, yellows, oranges, blues and greens to more unexpected pastel shades.
- 3Tripe from the second stomach of a ruminant.More example sentences
- Tripe comes in four types; the fat part of the first belly and three different section of honeycomb from the second stomach.
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- 1Fill with cavities or tunnels: whole hillsides were honeycombed with minesMore example sentences
- The island, itself, is honeycombed with tunnels.
- It still had a functional role in WW II, when the cliffs on which it stood were honeycombed with tunnels.
- The building will be honeycombed with courtyards, which will be planted with trees and shrubs, and there will be disabled access throughout.
- 1.1Infiltrate and undermine: their men honeycombed the armyMore example sentences
- But it is not as evident as many news stories imply and all too many people suspect that the Archdiocese of Boston, or the Catholic Church, is honeycombed with pedophiles.
- They honeycombed the State Department and the Office of Strategic Services.
- They are honeycombed with Socialists - probably with Communists.
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